The Long Night, Now Available on Itunes

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The Long Night, an urgent, heart-breaking investigation into the young lives changed forever by under-age prostitution and exploitation, is now available to buy or rent on Itunes. Produced by filmmaker and photographer Tim Matsui and film production and interactive design studio MediaStorm, the film was made possible by The Alexia 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

Undesired at Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival

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We are pleased to share the news that Undesired will be featured as part of Amnesty International’s Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival this week. The festival is screening short films on human rights and social justice, focusing on women’s rights, refugees and incarceration.

Undesired was produced by Walter Astrada, our 2009 professional winner, and MediaStorm. It was made possible by the funding of The Alexia Foundation. Continue reading

The Long Night’s Natalie Fighting Backpage.com on ABC’s Nightline

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The Long Night’s Natalie has shared her experience of being a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking with ABC News’s Nightline in a special report entitled Daughters for Sale: How Young American Girls are Being Sold Online. The report reveals how the website Backpage.com is used to sell underage girls for sex. Continue reading

The Crescendoing Impact of The Long Night

Photographer/Director Tim Matsui screens his film The Long Night at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch and moderates a panel discussion afterwards. Photographed by: Mark Berndt

Since the completion of his Women’s Initiative Project, “The Long Night,” Tim Matsui has worked tirelessly to get his film and other visual assets he collected regarding commercial sex exploitation in front of audiences and, particularly, before stakeholders and change makers so that his work can have the largest impact possible. Continue reading

Photography: Agent for Change – A Phenomenal Success!

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The Alexia Foundation produced the first workshop seminar of its kind, “Photography: Agent for Change,” graciously hosted by the International Center of Photography in New York on November 6, 2015. Over 140 participants flew in from as far as Brazil, Cameroon, Australia and all across the United States to see the lineup of speakers. Continue reading

“The Long Night” chosen as Finalist for 2015 Dart Center Award

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The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma named “The Long Night” as one of eight finalists for the 2015 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. The feature length documentary film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm was made possible with the support of The Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

The Long Night wins 1st Place Multimedia in Best of Photojournalism

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“The Long Night” wins the 2015 Best of Photojournalism Multimedia award for Alexia Women’s Initiative grantee Tim Matsui from the National Press Photographers Association. Continue reading

The Long Night Wins 1st Place Long Form Documentary Feature in 2015 World Press Photo competition

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The 2015 World Press Photo competition has given First Place in the Long Feature Documentary category to “The Long Night” by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. Continue reading

The Long Night Wins POYi Documentary Project of the Year

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Pictures of the Year International (POYi) has named “The Long Night” the Documentary Project of the Year in its annual professional competition. POYi is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. “The Long Night” tells the story … Continue reading

The Long Night at the Greater Farmington Film Festival

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“The Long Night” will be the opening film in the upcoming Greater Farmington Film Festival in Farmington, Mich. The screening will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 7.30 p.m. at the Smith Theatre of Oakland Community College. Made possible … Continue reading